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“Great steaks and prime rib.”

The Library Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #53 of 2,651 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: USD 10 - USD 35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: When you come dine with us, this is what you'll experience... A little history, a lot of art, and above all incredible food! Our goal at The Library is to delight you with the very best foods and the very best service we can provide. Our specialty is fine steaks and exceptional food that is freshly prepared by our very talented kitchen team. We offer an extensive dinner menu including steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, salads, and vegetarian dishes. At lunch, a bountiful, freshly-prepared salad, soup and pasta bar is offered along with a wide variety of sandwiches and daily specials. All our cuisine is only complimented with our extensive wine selection. We are located in a beautiful building, which once was the Mon Reve, an exclusive French restaurant built by the late Lou Jenn (founder of Jenn-Air) almost three decades ago. Fortunately, much of the building's grandeur has been retained for us to enjoy, from Venus' Fountain and rose garden, restored vintage crystal chandeliers, beautiful woodwork, and classical oil paintings. Recently, we have added a large patio for our guests to enjoy the outdoors, we have opened our beautiful "Upstairs at The Library" for banquets, private dining, and business meetings, and we have recently opened our beautiful new bar, complete with large screen TV's and original oil paintings of Indy's favorites - the Colts, Indy 500, Brickyard 400, and Moto GP. We look forward to serving you.
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Steaks and prime rib are always wonderful- very tender and juicy. Service can be hit or miss especially if big parties are present.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Terry6967
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Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Terry! We are happy to see that your meals with us are always wonderful. We hope to see you again very soon!

Take care,
Ajna Morrow- General Manager

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Almost missed this location, but very happy with the prime rib! Serve was great and if you love carrot cake WOW!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jeremy M
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Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi, Jeremy!

We are glad it was an almost miss! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm happy to see that your meal with us was wonderful! We hope to see you again very soon!

Take care,
Ajna Morrow
General Manager

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived to enjoy the Indy experience and were looking for a place to eat dinner and our shuttle driver suggested this restaurant. We are glad we did. Any was our bartender and provided great customer service. We had the sausage stuff mushrooms, house salad and the filet mignon cooked med with green beans and garlic potatoes and it was tasty and amazing. Hat is off to the chef. This place is a must try if in the area. Thank you again Amy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank geminilady69
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Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm happy to hear that your meal with us was a great start to your Indy experience. We are lucky to have Amy on staff and we are incredibly happy to hear that she took wonderful care of you while you were dining with us. We hope that the next time you are in Indy you will come by to see us again! Thank you again for the kind words.

Take care,
Ajna Morrow
General Manager

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We are visiting the area for an Indy car experience and arrived late although this was no problem for Amy the bartender. She took our order and the food started to be delivered promptly. We ordered salad, mushrooms and steak. Everything was delicious. Best steak I’ve had in a long time. It was cooked precisely as ordered, medium and melted in your mouth. It was very tender.

I would highly recommend this restaurant and Amy the bartender.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cindylouhoo81
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Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! I'm happy to hear that Amy took wonderful care of you while you were dining with us! We agree that she is pretty amazing! We hope that you enjoy your time in Indy and we would love to see you again the next time you are in the area! Thanks again for your kind words!

Take care,
Ajna Morrow
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

I was planning a larger group to attend and worked via email with the General Manager. I must say that Ms. Morrow worked diligently to ensure a pleasant evening for our 18 guests.

I was greeted by management upon arrival and asked if the room set up was up to my satisfaction. During the course of the evening, the wait staff kept in contact with me asking me if everything was satisfactory.

Everyone in our party commented about the quality of their food, and I personally ordered the NY Strip steak which was plentiful and cooked to perfection. The steak with tender and moist, and easy to cut. The entire meal was served hot and the side items were also plentiful.

I definitely recommend the Library for lunch/dinner and if you are planning a larger event since they have two private dining rooms of different sizes to accommodate different banquet sizes.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank EbonyOnly
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Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so happy that we were able to provide your party with a memorable experience! Service is our specialty and I am happy to know that we exceeded your expectations. We would love to host any events you host in the future. Thank you again for your kind review!

Take care,
Ajna Morrow
General Manager

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